Google Penguin Algorithm Update
Despite the fact that many webmasters were still reeling from the Panda changes, Google came forward with another update. This time around the search engine giant has selected another quirky name: Penguin.
Its alternate “name” – webspam algorithm update – says it all. In short, Google has targeted sites that are spamming the search results through techniques including but not limited to keyword stuffing and cloaking.
Can I File a Reconsideration Request?
Unfortunately, since this is an automatic algorithmic change you are unable to make a reconsideration request through your Google Webmaster Tools account.
Search Engine Land was told the following by Google:
Because this is an algorithmic change, Google has no plans to make manual exceptions. Webmasters cannot ask for reconsideration of their site, but we’re happy to hear feedback about the change on our webmaster forum.